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India Vs West Indies, 1st ODI: Rohit-Virat carnage propels hosts to 8-wicket win: As it happened

India Vs West Indies, 1st ODI: Rohit-Virat carnage propels hosts to 8-wicket win: As it happened

Guwahati, Oct 21: India captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma hammered respective tons and stitched fifth 200-plus stand between them to defeat West Indies by 8 wickets with 47-balls to spare in the first ODI here on Sunday (October 21).

Virat (140 off 107 balls) and Rohit (152* off 117 balls) made lightweight of the inexperience Windies bowling attack as they overhauled the target of 323 runs in 42.1 overs and went 1-0 up in the 5-match series. Kohli slammed his career's 36th ODI century while Rohit struck his 20th century and entertained the Guwahati crowd with their explosive hittings.


Set a daunting total of 323, India lost the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan (4) in the second over itself when debutant Oshane Thomas bowled him in his first over itself. But Kohli and his deputy ensured the hosts' cruise home well. Barring Dhawan's wicket, young Thomas had nothing memorable with the ball as he ended up leaking 83 runs from 9 overs.

Both Kohli and Rohit were looked in sublime touch and played their own brand of cricket. Since Kohli was playing an aggressive knock, his deputy was looking almost a second fiddle to the captain. Kohli completed his fifty off 35 balls while Rohit took 51 deliveries to reach his half-century. Rohit caught up after reaching his fifty and started dealing in sixes and boundaries and completed his half-century in the next 33 deliveries.

India lost their second wicket in the 33rd over when Kohli was stumped for 140 by Shai Hope off Devendra Bishoo but the damage had already been done by the number one and two-ranked batsmen in ODI rankings. Ambati Rayudu (22*) remained unbeaten on the other end as India overhauled the total.

Earlier, in the day young Shimron Hetmyer slammed a blistering century to guide Windies to a respectable total of 322/8 in stipulated 50 overs. Hetmyer made most of the unavailability of chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, who had dismissed the batsman three times in the Test series, and attacked every Indian bowler.

Hetmyer (106) was the top scorer for Windies

Mohammed Shami - who played an ODI game after a long gap - got two breakthroughs but conceded 81 runs from his quota of 10 overs. While the other pacers Umesh Yadav (0/64) and Khaleel Ahmed (1/64) also leaked at an economy of 6.4. Yuzvendra Chahal (3/41) was the pick of the bowlers for India as he kept bowling the tight lines. Ravindra Jadeja (2/66), who was preferred over Kuldeep, too was expensive but got two wickets in the process.

Earlier, India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl as Team India opted to chase considering the dew factor.

Young Rishabh Pant was rewarded for his consistently good show and the left-handed batsman has been handed over the ODI debut cap. West Indies have also handed over the debut caps to two players. India will hope to get more answers for their unresolved middle-order puzzle, ticking off the home team's countdown to the 2019 World Cup and this match very well set the tone for them as chasing 323 isn't going to easy.

As it happened:

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09:16 pm

Most 150+ scores in ODIs: 6 Rohit Sharma 5 Sachin Tendulkar 4 Sanath Jayasuriya/ Chris Gayle/ Hashim Amla/ David Warner

09:16 pm

Most runs conceded on debut for WI: 83 O Thomas 69 K Williams v Ind, North Sound, 2017 68 M Dillon v SA, Lahore, 1997 62 A Joseph v Pak, Sharjah, 2016

08:47 pm

SIX! Rohit Sharma (152*) hits the winning runs and India (326/2) have won this game by 8 wickets and 47 balls to spare against Windies (322/8). Rohit smashed 8 sixes in this innings. India go 1-0 up in this 5-match series.

08:41 pm

Harbhajan was also in awe of Rohit-Virat partnership.

08:40 pm

Kohli Vs Sachin Comparison continues!

08:38 pm

Hitman continues to impress!

08:30 pm

India reach 294/2 after 39 overs. They need another 29 runs to win this match. Bishoo ends his quota of 10 overs for 72/1.

08:23 pm

Virat and Rohit = unbelievable!

08:15 pm

Sanjay Manjrekar praises King Kohli!

08:06 pm

Wicket! India lose their second wicket. Virat Kohli has been stumped for 140. India have lost their second wicket for 256. The 246-run stand between him and Rohit has been broken.

08:00 pm

CENTURY! Rohit HITMAN Sharma too joins the party as he notches up his 20th ODI ton with a boundary. It came off just 84 deliveries, he had reached his 50 in 51 balls.

07:55 pm

India reach 229/1 after 31 overs. 58 runs have been added by these two in the last 5 overs and it seems Windies have given up on this one.

07:50 pm

200 comes up for India in 28th over. 200-run stand between Virat and Rohit. This is the 5th instance of 200-plus partnership between these two.

07:40 pm


07:40 pm

Chase Master Virat Kohli slams his 36th ODI CENTURY! 14th ton as captain 60th in international cricket. Hitting centuries is just a daily routine for the Indian skipper.

07:37 pm

Lucky! @imVkohli just escaped a scare at 95 in what could have been a soft dismissal from the skipper at mid-wicket. Rovman Powell was standing a bit ahead else he could have easily caught that one. Nurse had almost had Kohli's wicket for the second time in this game. India - 177/1 after 26 overs

07:32 pm

India reach 168/1 after 25 overs. Two consecutive free-hits for Rohit Sharma in that Bishoo over but he could make use of just one. But India still got 11 runs in that over and the partnership between him and Kohli is 158.

07:21 pm

150 comes up for India in the 23rd over. 151/1. Kohli 89* and Rohit 55* are present into the middle with 141-run stand. Windies are looking to break this partnership.

07:19 pm

Fifty! Rohit Sharma also reaches to his half-century with a single but he reached his fifty from 37 in just 3 deliveries. Two back-to-back sixes off Bishoo and later a single to reach his fifty.

07:09 pm

Kohli and Rohit complement each other well!

07:02 pm

Four! Another perfect cut shot from Virat Kohli and the ball races towards the point boundary off Holder and with that shot comes 100-run stand between him and Rohit. India reach 110/1 after 18 overs.

06:39 pm

Another Milestone for Run Machine Kohli!

06:37 pm

Third fastest fifty for Kohli in ODIs:

Fewest balls to 50 for Kohli in ODIs: 27 v Aus, Jaipur, 2013 31 v Aus, Nagpur, 2013 34 v Aus, Canberra, 2016 35 v WI, Guwahati, 2018

06:35 pm

Fifty! Half-century for the Indian skipper in no time as he races towards fifty off 35 deliveries. He could have been dismissed on that delivery off Ashley Nurse.

06:30 pm

9 runs came from that over bowled by Jason Holder and India reach 71/1 after 10 overs. Kohli is looking in sublime touch.

06:14 pm

0,1LB, 4,4,3,6 = 18 runs came from that over bowled by Thomas. First Kohli got those boundaries and later Rohit pulled the debutant for a maximum. India - 41/1 after 6 overs.

06:05 pm

How quick was that??

Speeds of Oshane Thomas in his first over of International cricket: First Ball: 147 kmph Second Ball: 147 kmph Third Ball: 140 kmph Fourth Ball: 149 kmph Fifth Ball: 147 kmph Sixth Ball : 147 kmph

06:04 pm

Four! Rohit Sharma gets a boundary down the leg side off Thomas as India reach 18/1 after 4 overs.

05:58 pm

Wicket! Shikhar Dhawan edges Thomas and the ball crashes into the stumps. India lost their first wicket in the second over itself. India -10/1. Not an ideal start for the hosts in the run chase of 300-plus.

05:58 pm

Wicket! Shikhar Dhawan edges Thomas and the ball crashes into the stumps. India lost their first wicket in the second over itself. India -10/1. Not an ideal start for the hosts in the run chase of 300-plus.

05:52 pm

Oshen Thomas the debutant starts his first over and bowls the first ball at a speed of 147 kmph.

05:47 pm

Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out into the middle to start the run chase. Kemar Roach starts with the first new ball for the Windies.

05:31 pm

All eyes on Windies bowlers after the batsmen played their part well.

05:20 pm

End of the innings for Windies as they post respectable 322/8 in the stipulated 50 overs. The tourists have a very good chance of defending this total as they scored well against the Indian pacers.

05:14 pm

300 comes for the tourists in the 49th over and Shami ends his quota of 10 overs for 2/81. WI - 307/8 in 49 overs. The tourists have breached the psychological barrier by going past 300-run mark.

04:59 pm

West Indies have reached 287/8 in 46 overs and the tailenders are working towards getting past the 300-run mark.

04:49 pm

Wicket! Jason Holder (38) tries to get a single down the leg side but failed to read the spin from Chahal and the ball turns to hit the leg stump. WI - 178/8 in 43.2 overs. The skipper departs at a critical time.

04:42 pm

Tom Moody praises Hetmyer for his blistering century.

04:28 pm

LBW! Yuzvendra Chahal gets a second as he traps Ashley Nurse for 2. Windies go upstairs but waste it. Windies - 252/7 in 39.3 overs. Some come back for India this.

04:25 pm

Wicket! The centurion departs immediately after getting to his century. Ravindra Jadeja gets the dangerman out as Pant takes a fine catch in the deep. WI- 248/6

04:20 pm

SIX and that's century for Shimron Hetmyer. The young lad has notched up his third ODI ton off 74 deliveries and in just 13 ODIs.

04:15 pm

Four! Jason Holder hits Shami straight down the ground and the ball races towards the boundary, superb timing from the WI skipper. This brings up 50-partnership between him and Hetmyer. WI - 239/5 in 37.3 overs.

04:09 pm

Windies have reached 226/5 after 36 overs. Hetmyer is batting brilliantly on 95*.

03:55 pm

200 comes up for the WIndies in 32 overs. Shimron Hetmyer is looking dangerous as he's unbeaten on 76 and captain Holder is present on the other side. The tourists can easily reach 300 from here on.

03:46 pm

Wicket! Rovman Powell (22) looked to hit Jadeja for a big one, failed to read the spin and ball crashes into his leg stumps. Windies - 188/5 after 30.3 overs. Much-needed breakthrough for India.

03:42 pm

Four! A boundary to end the over bowled by Umesh and Windies reach 183/4 after 30 overs. The tourists are cruising as the partnership between Hetmyer and R Powell has reached 69. The pacers aren't looking effective and haven't managed to put a brake on flow of runs.

03:34 pm

SIX! Shimron Hetmyer ends Khaleel Ahmed's over with a maximum and the tourists reach 170/4 in 28 overs. They are going at a healthy run rate of 6.07. The partnership between him and Powell is worth 56.

03:29 pm

Fifty! Second half-century from Shirmon Hetmyer off 41 deliveries. This has been a fine fifty from the batsman he's looking in sublime form and a chance from him to convert it into a big total.

03:19 pm

India have been bowling well in the middle overs.

03:17 pm

1,4,1,6,4,1 = 17 runs came from that over bowled by Shami. Hetmyer is on 🔥🔥🔥as he's dealing only in boundaries and sixes. He moves on to 42 off 33 balls. WI - 143/4 after 24 overs.

03:15 pm

500 ODI runs for Hetmyer in his 13th innings - Joint fastest for a WI batsman alongside Clive Lloyd, Phil Simmons & Shai Hope.

03:08 pm

Wicket! Mohammed Shami is brought into the attack and gets a wicket immediately. Shai Hope (32) was looking in good touch but mistimed the short-pitched one from Shami and MS Dhoni takes a simple catch behind the stumps. WI - 114/4.

03:04 pm

SIX! Shimron Hetmyer hits @imjadeja over midwicket for a maximum. Reads the ball well and dispatches it over the fence. He's looking to make a statement in the shorter format after failing in the Tests. 10 came from last over. WI - 112/3 in 21

02:59 pm

100 comes up for the tourists with a boundary off Chahal. Hetmyer makes good use of the crease and hits the ball over midwicket region. WI- 102/3 after 20 overs.

02:54 pm

Not the memorable 200th ODI for Samuels. He's not the first one to get dismissed for duck.

02:53 pm

After 18 overs, Windies have reached 93/3. Hope and Hetmyer are looking to stitch a partnership from here on. Ravindra Jadeja has been brought into the attack by skipper.

02:41 pm

Wicket! Marlon Samuels - the man playing his 200th ODI - has been trapped in front for a duck by Yuzvendra Chahal. The veteran way too long to discuss whether to review it or not, umpire tells him time's up. WI - 86/3 after 15.3 overs.

02:38 pm

Wicket! Keiran Powell (51) mistimes Khaleel as he tried to muscle the ball over long-on boundary but the ball had hit the bottom edge of his bat and didn't get the elevation. Dhawan takes a simple catch. WI - 84/2 in 14.5 overs.

02:31 pm

Fifty! Half-century for opener Kieran Powell off 36 deliveries. This is his 9th ODI fifty and third against India. The Windies are 82/1 after 14 overs.

02:25 pm

Will India miss Kuldeep???

02:25 pm

The tourists are 77/1 after 12 overs. The first power-play has been a decent one for the Windies. 50-run partnership between Powell and Hope.

02:11 pm

10 runs leaked by Khaleel from his first over and WI reach 51/1 in 9 overs. This has been a decent start from the visitors. The partnership between Powell and Hope is worth 32.

02:09 pm

Four! Khaleel Ahmed has been brought into the attack and Keiran Powell gets a boundary on the second ball bowled by the young pacer.

02:02 pm

4,0,0,0,0,6! Keiron Powell dealt in a boundary, a six and dots that was bowled by Mohammed Shami. WI reached 36/1 after 7 overs. Shami has picked up a wicket but he has been expensive too.

01:50 pm

Wicket! Hemraj gets the bottom-edge and the ball crashed into the stumps. The debutant departs for 9 and Mohammed Shami draws the first blood for India. WI - 19/1 after 4.3 overs.

01:47 pm

4,4,4! Hemraj hits Shami for back-to-back boundaries off Shami and later Powell got a four on the very first ball of Umesh's over. The bowler gave a single and bowled three dots. WI- 18/0 in 4 overs.

01:40 pm

Umesh Yadav bowls the second over and the in-form pacer concedes just 1 from it. WI- 5/0 after 2.

01:34 pm

Four on the very first ball! Kieran Powell and Chandrapaul Hemraj open innings for Windies. Shami starts with the new ball for India and gets hit on the very first ball of the innings by Powell. WI - 4/0 after 1st over.

01:33 pm

Why was Kuldeep Yadav dropped, despite being India's best bowler in 2018?

01:30 pm

Rishabh Pant gets the ODI debut cap from former India captain MS Dhoni. In all likelyhood Pant is going to carry forward the legacy of Dhoni as a wicketkeeper-batsman once the veteran retires.

01:20 pm

Jason Holder: I won't mind batting first on this pitch. We have two debutants in the team today. We are a young side and this is an opportunity for the youngsters to make their mark. Hemraj will open the batting and Oshane Thomas comes in fast bowling department. Oshane Thomas and Chandrapaul Hemraj will make their debuts for Windies.

01:20 pm

Virat Kohli: Surface looks good. There is a bit of grass, I won't say it is green grass but it is present to bind the surface. I don't see this pitch changing and there will be dew in the second half, so we will bowl first. Our batting order is pretty much settled as Rayudu has taken number four spot. We don't need to ponder much. We just need to give more games to the whole group before the World Cup. Rishabh Pant makes his debut. We have three seamers along with Chahal, the wrist spinner and Jadeja to give us balance. The rest of our batting remains the same.

01:19 pm

India captain has won the toss and opted to bowl against Windies. Rishabh Pant has been handed over the ODI debut cap.

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